PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 22: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins battles for the loose puck against P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens on January 22, 2014 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images)
He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.
— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers